Tag Archives: Scripture Study

Teaching Teens About Personal Revelation

Most teens (and many adults) struggle with understanding personal revelation. It’s one of those tricky topics that can actually make us feel inadequate and disconnected from our Father in Heaven, rather than closer. This teaching tip focuses on helping teens understand what the Holy Ghost prompts us to do/become…rather than just how it feels.

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You can find the links to the scriptures I mention below:

Galatians 5:22 – The Fruit of the Spirit…

D&C 11:12 – Trust in that Spirit which leadeth to do good…

Mosiah 3:19 – For the natural man is an enemy to God…

Moroni 7:16 – Everything which inviteth to do good and to persuade you to believe…

The quote about fleeting thought is from President Eyring’s April 2016 Conference Address, Trust in That Spirit Which Leadeth to Do Good. It’s a beautiful address and you should hear every word of it! Here’s the link to the full talk. The quote I refer to is listed below.

“The Lord said, “And now, verily, verily, I say unto thee, put your trust in that Spirit which leadeth to do good—yea, to do justly, to walk humbly, to judge righteously; and this is my Spirit” (D&C 11:12).

You may have received that blessing tonight. For instance, a name or a face of someone in need may have come to your mind during this meeting. It could have been only a fleeting thought, but because of what you heard tonight, you will pray about it, trusting that God will lead you to do the good He wants for them. As such prayers become a pattern in your life, you and others will be changed for the better.”

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Maria Eckersley is a graphic designer and stay-at-home mom of six. You can find more of her teaching tips on her site, MeckMom.com and her YouTube channel Maria Eckersley.

MeckMom’s Teaching Tips: How to Use the New Doctrinal Mastery Seminary Program

If you haven’t already heard, there is a new program rolling out in Seminary classes this fall. Scripture Mastery memorization is being replaced with a great system called Doctrinal Mastery.

Doctrinal Mastery focuses on two major outcomes:
1. Learning and applying divine principles for acquiring spiritual knowledge
2. Mastering the doctrine of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the scripture passages in which that doctrine is taught.

There are 10 key areas of study. I wanted my kids (even my little kids) to be able to find each of them easily in their scriptures so I created a new series of scripture stickers to help them locate all 100 verses.

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I’m a big fan of this new program. Here’s a quick video about how I’ve decided to help my kids use and learn these key scriptures.

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If you’re anxious to get these stickers in your kids scriptures, you’ll also want to watch this short video about how to print and place them.

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You can find the cool sticker paper and Doctrinal Mastery printables on MeckMom.com or in the MeckMom Etsy shop. All of the printables have been coordinated to the color guidelines set out by the popular LDS Seminary Teachers Facebook Group.

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Whether you use them for Scripture Study or just to prep your kids for those critical 4 years of high school, I hope you find a way to put them to use in your Family. Have a great week!

-Maria

MeckMom’s Teaching Tips: Finding answers to tough questions

Fielding unexpected questions in class is one of the hardest parts of being a teacher. Rather than frantically try to answer them yourself, I find it’s really helpful to teach your students find solutions on their own. This simple video will direct you to a few great LDS resources to help you handle the toughest LDS questions.

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Here are the links to the pages I referenced:

What do Do When You Have Questions: LDS.org/youth

Frequently Asked Questions from Mormon.org

The Guide to the Scriptures from LDS.org/ScriptureStudy

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Here is the FREE printable I recommended in the video. It includes a scripture-size version of The Family: A Proclamation to the World and The Living Christ.

MeckMom’s Scripture Stickers: The Family Proclamation and The Living Christ

These inserts can be printed on standard paper and used as bookmarks or printed on transparent sticker paper and added to the cover pages of any standard or compact set of LDS scriptures.

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MeckMom’s Teaching Tip: Using Scriptures in Class

Every LDS lesson has dozens of scripture references. Figuring out how to incorporate them into your plan without losing momentum can be a bit tricky. Here are a two of my favorite tips for helping your students use and navigate their scriptures in class.

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You can find the FREE alphabetical scripture printable by clicking here.

MeckMom’s Teaching Tip: FREE Gospel Art Kit Scripture Stickers

The scriptures are always the best tool to teach kids the gospel – but they can be intimidating for kids to use. When my kids were little I really wanted to help them connect with their scriptures (without spending a ton) so I created these cool, transparent scripture stickers based on the Gospel Art Kit found on LDS.org.

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Here’s a quick video explaining why I created them and how they’ve made a difference in my family’s scripture study.

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You can add them to your kids scriptures by following these four easy steps – I made it Pinterest friendly so go ahead, pin your heart out! 🙂

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This year, I completely revamped the original stickers I created back in 2008. I included tons of new pictures from each of the four books of scripture (140 stickers total) and added all the the references and page numbers right on the sheet. I also formatted them to fit perfectly on my favorite peel-n-stick sticker paper so you could skip all the cropping time. They’re so much easier to use now. Here’s a pic of me putting the new set on my son’s scrips while I was waiting to pickup kids in my car. Multi-tasking moms unite. 😉

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You can find all the free downloads and links to purchase my very favorite sticker paper in the scripture study section of my site, MeckMom.com.

I hope you enjoy using them in your family and your classes…and share them with other free-printable-loving-moms around the world! – Maria

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‘Names of Christ’ Free Easter Printable from My 3 Monsters

Hi, guys!  Today I’m sharing a fun idea to help make your family’s Easter more meaningful.  As a family of teenagers, our Easter looks a little different now than it used to.  Sadly, we have “aged out” of the egg hunts and some of the more traditional Easter activities, but I still really want to make it a special holiday for my family.  When I thought about how I could do that, I was inspired that the greatest gift I could give my children at this point in their lives – or at any age, really– is to know the Savior.  As they prepare to leave our home for college and missions, an intimate knowledge of who He is and what He can do in their lives will be the most important thing they can take with them. With that in mind, I created these “Names of Christ” printable study cards.

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Each card has a hand drawn chalk art design of one of Christ’s scriptural names on one side. On the back side is a scripture reference along with a story and/or quotes from our General Authorities that explain that name of Christ in a little more detail and hopefully sparks some thought or conversation. There are also questions or supplemental materials you can look up on lds.org for further thought and study. 

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This a wonderful way to keep the Savior in our daily thoughts and conversations in the week leading up to Easter, beginning on the Sunday before Easter and concluding on Easter itself. These cards can be studied as a family, perhaps as a discussion over dinner each evening, or individually in quiet study time.  With a little thought, many of them could be turned into interesting Family Home Evening Lessons or Youth devotionals.

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Simply print the pages double-sided {front and back} onto card stock and cut apart.  I chose to laminate my cards so they would hold up for a long time.  I made a set for each member of my family to tuck in their scriptures or keep on their bedside tables as a daily reminder of the things they have come to know about the Savior.  

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FREE PRINTABLE LINKS:

Link to Black ‘Names of Christ’ Printable Cards

Link to Pastel ‘Names of Christ’ Printable Cards

Link to Watercolor ‘Names of Christ’ Printable Cards

Amy is: the “creative genius” behind My 3 Monsters by luck, a wife of one and mom of three by choice, an Arizonan by transplant, a decorator by education, an elementary school nurse by profession, a baker for sport, a sparkly things lover, and a jack of all trades.  She loves spending time with her crazy family and blogging at
my3monsters.com.